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your money in the local area. >> but, buying local is not always easy. in the last 10 years the u.s. cut more than 3.5 million manufacturing jobs. making many expensive and hard to find. >> local and american. [ laughter ] >> oh, good. that is great. >> reporter: yes, the smallest parts of the project. she found a store carrying american made hardware the cost was almost overwhelming. >> when i decided on this i thought it would be in my budget. but it was $2500. >> yes. rough he. >> yes. $2500 and i budgeted around $700. >> reporter: but she bought the u.s. version any way and had them installed alongside her ge appliances, models made in the u.s. it took longer and cost $3,000 to $4,000 more but the result was worth it. >> you have to support what you believe in. >> reporter: better product made closer to home. >> keeping the dream alive! >> reporter: back to you. >>> the flood threat for the truckie river is over tonight. flooding that was expected. never happened. that is because the storm turned out to be colder than expected. turning rain to snow and troping snow levels to
no signs of letting up. there's a little more than three weeks left until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama signaled he is open to making cuts in programs like medicare and medicaid if republicans agree to raise tax rates for the rich. >> i'm willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the $1 trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. >> reporter: his remarks came one day after house speaker boehner announced the talks were stalled. >> well, this isn't a progress report, because there's no progress to report. >> reporter: his democratic counterpart nancy pelosi blamed boehner for the stalemate. >> what they offered in return was an empty letter, lacking in specifics. >> reporter: such is the state of negotiations, 23 days before the deadline, when federal income tax will revert to higher levels, and long-term unemployment benefits will dry up for over two million americans who have been out of work for six months or more. on friday, boehner did not rule out a compromise on a tax hike for top earners
area lawmaker's new push for gun control. >> we have been here before. after every u.s. mass murder with firearms we heard the demands for greater controls on guns. the debate is more and more heated only to cool down. will it be any different this time? some say yes. the tragedy of so many murdered children may have moved the debate to the tipping point. >> reporter: in a nation with an estimated 12,000 fire-arm related homicides a year. the single massacre of 20 children and seven adults touched a nerve. one gun control advocates say may work to their advantage to reduce gun violence. it is called a tipping point. >> i think we could be at a tipping point for two reasons, a tipping point where we might actually get something done. >> reporter: one reason is the brutality of murdering 20 children, the other, is the amount of shooting sprees. >> the public will not accept, not accept a new normal one of these every month, these mass shootings. >> reporter: the killings prompted dianne feinstein to update a version of her 1994- 2004 assault weapon ban. >> it will ban the sales, th
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